CTC234 – Pressed Petals

Welcome to a fun week at Caseing the Catty!! We are trying a few different challenges and this week, we are casing the colour scheme from the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.

This DSP is just so pretty and I love all the colours together.

Whenever I do a colour challenge, I always get out the cardstock in all the colours and see what inspires me. I didn’t want to use the Pressed Petals DSP (well, actually I did but I wanted to try something different).

I just got the Band Together stamp set and the co-ordinating Detailed bands dies. This stamp set features a really large flower which is great for colouring. I fussy cut my flower and coloured with Old Olive and Rococo Rose blends.

I layered up with Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and embossed a piece of Pear Pizzazz with the 3d Layered Leaves embossing folder. I cut the band in Daffodil Delight. The centre piece does come out but I needed something to stamp the sentiment on.

Next up is my lovely friend across the ocean, Sandra.

We would love to see what you create with this colour combo! Share it over on at our Facebook Group.

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CTC232 – Artistic Expressions

Welcome to the first challenge of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue!! Have you placed your order yet? Mine should be arriving tomorrow!!

For our first challenge, we are casing the Artistic Expressions section, pages 106-159.

I was inspired by the card on page 131 which features some no line colouring.

So I used the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and attempted to create flowers using the flower image in the set. As you may notice from my card below, I was not happy with how they turned out! I think I need to practise this technique a bit more before I publicly share it.

I am rather taken with the Garden Lane DSP and I think it makes for perfect backgrounds. I added a sentiment from the Beautiful Promenade set and cut it out in Flirty Flamingo with the Stitched Labels dies. I added a piece of the new Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon as well. It’s so pretty!!

Tell me which is your favourite new DSP? It’s a bit hard to choose just one!

Next up is my lovely friend, Liz.

We would love to see what has inspired you in the Artistic Expressions section so add your creation to our Facebook group.

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CTC215 – How Sweet it is

Welcome to another exciting week at Caseing the Catty. We are casing the How Sweet it is section, pages 14-23 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

I really love the big colouring stamp sets that SU have been bringing out in the last couple of catalogues, like the Birthday Sentiments set on page 19. I have case the colours from the card on page 19 and the layout from the small card on page 18.

I stamped the main image in Merry Merlot and then coloured the flowers using blender pens in Petal Pink, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron.

Instead of ribbon, I used a piece of Floral Romance Specialty DSP behind the image. I stamped the Happy from the Birthday Statements stamp set in Petal Pink and punched out with the Classic Label punch.

Next up is the lovely Julia.   

We hope you can share your creation with us at our Facebook Group.

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CTC213 – Floral Romance

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Isn’t it great to have a long weekend!! I hope you had a great Australia Day! I did, it’s my b’day!! Although it’s been a hot week/weekend and it’s a bit hard to be inspired when it’s so hot in the craft room.

This week we are casing the Floral Romance section, pages 10-13 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

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I would have liked to have used the Wonderful Romance bundle, but I was silly and only ordered the framelits (must have put in the wrong code!). So I decided to use the Butterfly Beauty thinlits instead. At CTC Crew, we are challenging ourselves to case something other than a layout from the catalogue. So I decided to be inspired by the colours featured in the butterfly card on the lower right on page 13.

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So I went with Whisper White, Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green. Although on closer inspection, I think it might have been Melon Mambo! Oh well, you get the idea!

I started off with a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and spritzed it all over with water. I then put some Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green ink onto a couple of clear blocks and used my aqua painter to get the ink onto the cardstock. And even though it’s really hot, I still used my heat tool to dry the paper. I then cut out one of the large butterfly framelits and sponged the back with tombow glue and attached to a piece of whisper white.

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set in Granny Apple Green and cut out using the Wonderful Floral framelits. I added some Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon behind the sentiment and attached it using some dimensionals.

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I do love these butterflies!!

Next up is the lovely Julia.

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Happy Australia Day long weekend!

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CTC211 – All My Love

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Well, it’s been a sad week back to work.  No more crafting every day!!

I am excited to share with you our challenge this week.  We are casing the All My Love section, pages 4-9 of the new 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

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So many gorgeous projects to choose from!  I decided to case the card on page 7.

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I don’t have the heart framelits (yet!!) but I really love this layout.  I actually kept it the same colour, Grapefruit Grove as I haven’t used it much.  Isn’t the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder just gorgeous!!  It is simply stunning in person.

I decided to use the Oval framelits instead of the hearts.  I layered it with the scalloped oval.  My sentiment comes from the new Amazing Life stamp set which I’ve stamped in Grapefruit Grove.

I cut out a flower from Springtime Impressions thinlits in So Saffron and trimmed it down.  I used a piece of Floral Romance DSP and cut it with the Delicate lace edgelits.  I added a piece of Grapefruit Grove grosgrain ribbon.

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Don’t you love the embossing folder!  You need it!!

Next up is the amazing Rachel.

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CTC210 – Sale-a-bration

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Welcome back to 2019 and a new exciting year of Caseing the Catty.  I am excited that we have five new Crew members joining us this year!!   A big welcome to Lauren, Siobhan, Michelle, Shannon and Tina.

And we also have the new 2019 Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-a-bration Catalogue!  woo hoo!!!

So to start off the year, we are caseiing the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  You can case anything from the catty from a layout, colour combo or a project.

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There are so many gorgeous new products and projects in the SAB catty!  It’s hard to decide which one to case!!  I went with the Call Me Clover card on page 15.

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This card is showing off the new Lovely Lattice stamp set which you can earn for free by spending $90 with me.

I decided to change the colour to Gorgeous Grape because I like it!  To create the background, I cut out 2 of the Trellis piece from the Rose Trellis thinlits and glue one row together using the Fine Tip glue pen.  I then attached the whole piece to the card.  I then stamped the flowers from the Lovely Lattice stamp set in Memento black ink and fussy cut it out.

Using the Rose Trellis thinlits, I cut out the sentiment piece in Gray Granite and stamped the sentiment from Climbing Roses stamp set.

ctc210-bec-aI then added a few of the new Gingham Gala adhesive backed sequins.  Aside from the fussy cutting, this was an easy card to make!  Oh and I forgot to mention that the Lovely Lattice Stamp set is one of the new Cling mount stamp sets!!  As someone who lives in a humid area (hello, Queensland!!), I often struggle with my stamps not staying on the clear blocks.  There is no budging the cling mount sets!!  They work beautifully.

Next up is my new friend, Shannon Kissane.  I can’t wait to see what she has created for us!

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Happy SAB Stamping!

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CTC207 – Case anything but a card

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Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty.  I seem to have a million things to get done before Christmas and not enough time to do it!!  Work just gets in the way, how rude!!

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I’ve been preparing for my Christmas Class next weekend but I managed to squeeze in a card for CTC.  Our challenge this week is to Case Anything but a Card from either catalogue.  I decided to case the candle cover on page 28 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue which is part of the Joyous Noel suite.

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I love the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP, although when I went to select my cardstock, I haven’t used much of it!!  I decided to use one of the dsp as the background and the Tranquil Tide and Copper paper for the wreath.  I drew a circle lightly on the dsp (I used one of my pots of embossing paste) to give me a guide for attaching the sprigs.  Otherwise you know it’s going to be a weird shaped circle!!

I punched out lots of sprigs using the Sprig punch and started attaching them using glue dots.  I would recommend attaching in an anti-clock wise direction otherwise the sprigs don’t spring!  I cut out the Merry from the Merry Christmas Thinlits in Cherry Cobbler and painted it with Wink of Stella.  (I was going to use the Copper shimmer paint but apparently I forgot to buy it on my last order!)

I also stamped the sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All set and cut it out using a banner from the retired Large Numbers framelits.  The gorgeous bow is made using the Merry Merlot and Copper reversible ribbon.

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When it came to assembly of the wreath, you need a lot more sprigs that you think you will!!

I’m really happy with how this card turned out.  Let’s see what Peta has created for us and if Marvi has been a good boy this week!!

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